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Kharálampos Goyós (Χαράλαμπος Γωγιός)
Composer, Conductor, Music Teacher, Musicologist, Music Coach
Athens Conservatoire

Born in Athens, Greece, 1977
Lives and works in Athens


Studies towards Ph.D. in Musicology (aborted), University of Athens / 1999–2002
Degree in Fugue, Razi Conservatory, Athens / 2001
Degree in Piano Performance, Razi Conservatory, Athens / 2000
Integrated M.A. in Music Studies, University of Athens / 1999
Degree in Counterpoint, Razi Conservatory, Athens / 1999
Degree in Harmony, Razi Conservatory, Athens / 1997
Private lessons with composer Philippos Tsalahouris / 1991–1994


See works


"Antigone" & "Medea", incidental music by Kharálampos Goyós, CHÓRES, Greek National Opera – Alternative Stage, Athens / 2022
"Anthony's Death", opera by Kharálampos Goyós, Greek National Opera – Alternative Stage, Athens / 2021
"Sataneries", operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, Greek National Opera – Alternative Stage, Athens / 2019
"The Twilight of the Debts", adaptation of opera "The Twilight of the Gods" by Richard Wagner, Greek National Opera – Alternative Stage, Athens / 2017–2018
"Prometheus Bound", incidental music by Jani Christou, ERT National Symphony Orchestra & Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece, Greek National Opera – Alternative Stage, Athens / 2017
"Sataneries", operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, Roman Odeon of Patras / 2014
"The Daughter of the Storm", operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, ASON – Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra, Piraeus Municipal Theatre / 2013–2014
"New Greece (The Making-Of)", music theatre by Kharálampos Goyós, Dimitria Festival, Thessaloniki, Athens Biennale, Karolos Koun Art Theatre, Athens / 2013–2014
"Europäisches Abendmahl – Eine Passion mit Publikum", music theatre by Kharálampos Goyós, Heimathafen Neukölln / 2013
"AirRossini, or We Are the 1%", adaptation of opera "Il viaggio a Reims" by Gioachino Rossini, Neuköllner Oper, Berlin / 2013
"The Marriage of Figaro", opera by W.A. Mozart, Patras Municipal and Regional Theatre / 2013
"Little Red Riding Hood and the (Good) Wolf", opera by Kharálampos Goyós, Knot Gallery, Athens / 2012
"Yasou Aida!", adaptation of opera "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi, Neuköllner Oper, Berlin, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Athens Festival / 2012
"The Daughter of the Storm", operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, Athens Festival / 2011
"Silence, the King is Listening", musical by Nikos Kypourgos, ARTéfacts ensemble, BIOS & Chytirio Theatre, Athens / 2009–2011
"Il trovatore", opera by Giuseppe Verdi, BIOS, Athens / 2008
"The Acharnians", music theatre by Dionysis Savvopoulos (choir leader/assistant conductor), Akropol Theatre, Athens, Hellenic Navy Palaskas Training Centre, Skaramangas, Roman Agora, Athens / 2002–2003
"Little Red Riding Hood and the (Good) Wolf", opera by Kharálampos Goyós, Polytechno Theatre, Athens / 1998–1999


Teacher (Music Theory, Notation, Aesthetics), Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece / since October 2022
Teacher (Choir), Drama School of the Athens Conservatoire / since September 2021
Teacher (Musical Dramaturgy), CHÓRES female vocal ensemble, Athens / since September 2019
Teacher (Musical Analysis), Athens Conservatoire / since November 2015
Teacher (Music Theory, Notation, Aesthetics, Choir), Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece / September 2015–July 2019
Opera studio instructor, Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras / January 2013–June 2015
Teacher (Music), The Theatre of Changes, Athens / 2005–2008


Teacher, workshop (Operetta) with director Alexandros Efklidis, Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece, Athens / 2022
Participant, workshop ("Opportunities and Challenges in Creative Digital Transformation"), IMZ Academy x FEDORA Next Stage / 2022
Organizer, workshop for young composers with George Tsontakis, Greek National Opera – Alternative Stage, Athens / 2021
Moderator, masterclass with Alexandre Desplat, Athens Conservatoire / 2018
Teacher, masterclass ("Singing Guilt-Free, or Opera and Joy"), Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens / 2015
Teacher, workshop (German Lied) with baritone Rainer Killius, Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens / 2013
Teacher, music theatre workshop for teenagers, with actor/director Dimitris Dimopoulos, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens / 2012
Teacher, workshop (Opera) with director Ektoras Lygizos, BIOS & Knot Gallery, Athens / 2009–2011


Translator, "De Mozart à Beethoven" by Éric Rohmer / to be published
Editor, "Sataneries" (1930), operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis / 2019
Editor, "The Daughter of the Storm" (1923), operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis / Hellenic Music Centre / 2014
More than 30 articles about music in Greek and English published in Highlights, Eleftherotypia, Senses of Cinema,, EF, The Books’ Journal, International Journal of Žižek Studies / 2005—2017


Speaker, presentation of the music of Thomas Adès, Athens Conservatoire / 2014
Keynote speaker about Greek alternative music theatre in Athens IETM Autumn Plenary Meeting / 2013
Speaker, event "For a Non-Dogmatic Opera", Thessaloniki Megaron / 2012


Organizer, symposium "Anthony at the Clearing: Opera’s Death Drive", Greek National Opera, Athens / 2020 – postponed due to COVID-19
Speaker, conference "Institutions, Politics, Performance", Green Park, Athens / 2015
Organizer, conference "Opera and Politics", Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens / 2012


Best Music, Cyprus Theatre Awards / 2017
Finalist (Shortlisted), 1st Doctoral Composer-in-Residence programme, Guildhall School of Music & Drama & Royal Opera House, UK / 2013
1st prize, Young Composers Workshop of Greek Composers Union, Patras, Greece / 2002
3d prize, International Choral Composers Competition, Jihlava, Czech Republic / 2000
Four-time recipient of the IKY (Greek State Scholarships Foundation) grant / 1995—1999
Special Commendation, 1st Composition Competition, Classic CD magazine, UK / 1996


Since 2002, Goyós has been co-founder and co-director of the independent music theatre group The Beggars' Operas, with which he has appeared in many venues in Athens, Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Patras and Berlin as arranger and conductor of works by Verdi, Rossini, Kypourgos and Sakellaridis, as well as his own. From 2005 to 2009, he was Chief Music Editor of Highlights magazine and, from 2006 to 2015, a regular programme notes writer for the music section of the Athens Epidaurus Festival. Since 2011, he has been a regular pre-concert speaker for the Athens State Orchestra and, since 2020, an Artistic Collaborator of Dramaturgy and Publications for the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera.












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